Please note that the two positions are Extra-Budgetary (ExB) funded and are for 12 months. A possible extension and final duration is subject to the availability of funds.
The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equalstatus, and decisions are takenby consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis. The OSCE Secretariat in Vienna assists the Chairmanship in its activities, and provides operational and administrative support to the field operations, and, as appropriate, to other institutions.
The Transnational Threats Department (TNTD), as part of the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, Austria, plays a key role as the focal point of OSCE-wide programmatic activities aiming at countering transnational threats and ensuring co-ordination and coherence of action across all three OSCE dimensions, among all executive structures while respecting their mandates.
The TNTD comprises the Co-ordination Cell (CC), the Strategic Police Matters Unit (SPMU), the Action against Terrorism Unit (ATU) and the Border Security and Management Unit (BSMU).
|Tasks and Responsibilities
This vacancy is for two positions with the same tasks and responsibilities. The selected candidates will be supporting different projects as per the description below:
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer and overall supervision of the Head of BSM, the candidate selected for one of the positions, will work 50% of his/her working time for the extra-budgetary project “Training andDeployment of OSCE Mobile Training Team to Better Address Cross-Border Challenges in Identifying Foreign Terrorist Fighters in the OSCE Area” and the remaining 50% of his working time for another extra-budgetary project “Combating Illicit Cross-Border Trafficking in Cultural Property in the OSCE are”.
Under the direct supervision of the Customs Adviser and overall supervision of the Head of BSMU, the candidate selected for the other position, will work 50% for ExB “Supporting OSCE participating States to join International Civil Aviation Organization’s Public Key Directory (ICAO PKD) to improve e-Passport security” and 50% for ExB “Supporting OSCE participating States to develop and implement systems to collect biometric data in order to responsibly and properly identify terrorists, including foreign terrorist fighters, in compliance with domestic law and international human rights law”.
All projects are managed and administered by the Transnational Threats Department’s Border Security and Management Unit.
The Project Assistants will provide support in the organization, and implementation of activities under the two ExB projects and will be responsible for:
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see https://www.osce.org/secretariat.
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deduction, is EUR 3,276 (12 times a year). OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.
Please note that appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
|How To Apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/repost the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Only those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
Please note that for this position the OSCE does not reimburse expenses such as travel in connection with interviews, tests, visas and relocation.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.